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Joe Schmidt (rugby union)

Josef 'Joe' Schmidt is a New Zealand-born Irish rugby union coach, who is currently the head coach of Ireland. Ireland have won three Six Nations Championships in five years under his leadership. Schmidt's first head coaching role in Europe was with Leinster Rugby, beginning in 2010. He brought unprecedented success to the province, reaching six finals and winning four trophies in three years. He was previously an assistant coach with the Blues and Clermont Auvergne.

 
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Eddie Jones (rugby union)

Eddie Jones is an Australian rugby union coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the England national team. He has previously coached Australia, including during the 2003 Rugby World Cup, and Japan for three years leading up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He was born in Burnie, Tasmania, to a Japanese American mother and an Australian father.

 
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Michael Cheika

Michael Cheika is an Australian rugby union coach and a former rugby player. He is currently coach of the Australian national team. Cheika has Lebanese ancestry. He is the only coach to have won the major rugby club competition in each hemisphere, winning the Heineken Cup with Leinster in 2009 and the Super Rugby competition with the New South Wales Waratahs in 2014. During his career, Cheika was also head coach at Padova, Randwick and Stade Français.

 
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Warren Gatland

Warren David Gatland, OBE is a New Zealand rugby union coach, currently the head coach of Wales. Since becoming coach in 2007, Wales have won three Six Nations titles, including two Grand Slams, and reached the semi-final of the 2011 World Cup. Gatland was also head coach of the British and Irish Lions on their 2013 tour of Australia, where they won the Test series 2-1, and 2017 tour of New Zealand, when the series was drawn.

 
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Alan Jones (radio broadcaster)

Alan Belford Jones AO is an Australian radio broadcaster. He is a former coach of the Australian National Rugby Union Team and rugby league coach and administrator. He has worked as a school teacher, a speech writer in the office of the Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, and in musical theatre. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, and completed a one-year teaching diploma at Worcester College, Oxford. He has received civil and industry awards.

 
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Michael Jones (rugby union)

Sir Michael Niko Jones is a New Zealand former rugby union player and coach. He was named by Rugby World magazine as the third best All Black of the 20th century after Colin Meads and Sean Fitzpatrick. John Hart, who first selected him for Auckland, called him "almost the perfect rugby player".

 
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Declan Kidney

Declan Kidney is an Irish rugby union coach. He was the head coach of the Ireland national rugby union team from 2008 to 2013, where he won the 2009 Six Nations with a Grand Slam, winning the 2009 IRB Coach of the Year. He was also the head coach at Munster Rugby, leading them to four Heineken Cup finals, winning the 2006 and 2008 finals. He is currently Director of Rugby at London Irish having been appointed in March 2018.

 
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John McKee (rugby union)

John Gregory McKee is a New Zealand rugby union coach, who is currently the head coach of the Fiji national team.

 
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Graham Henry

Sir Graham William Henry is a New Zealand rugby union coach, and former head coach of the country's national team, the All Blacks.

 
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John Kirwan (rugby)

Sir John James Patrick Kirwan is a New Zealand rugby union coach and former player of both rugby union and rugby league.

 
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Ian McGeechan

Sir Ian Robert McGeechan, OBE is a Scottish former rugby union player and coach. His nickname is "Geech".

 
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Matt Williams (rugby coach)

Matt Williams is an Australian rugby union coach from New South Wales.

 
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David Kirk

David Edward Kirk is a former New Zealand rugby union player. He is best known for having been the captain of the All Blacks when they won the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987.

 
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Allister Coetzee

Allister Coetzee is a South African rugby union coach and former player, current in charge of Japanese Top League side Canon Eagles. He served as the head coach of the South African national team from April 2016 to February 2018.

 
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Mark Anscombe

Mark Anscombe is a New Zealand rugby union coach, having played rugby spanning across 15 years. Anscombe has been a rugby union coach since 1994, coaching various ages and styles in both hemispheres. He is a former head coach of the Canadian national team.